Wodonga Council has hit back at former representative Tim Quilty over comments he made in Parliament about a Baranduda land deal.
The rebuke follows Mr Quilty, now an Upper House member, outlining his concerns over reclassification of land sold by the federal government to former council director Michael Gobel.
"It's disappointing that Mr Quilty, a former member of the council and someone who represents our community, has again used parliament and his position, to cast aspersions on the council, and his own voting actions," a council spokeswoman said.
"There are various organisations, including Local Government Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Ombudsman and the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, that oversee and investigate complaints against the council and this is a much more appropriate way to approach these matters."
Mr Quilty told Parliament on Tuesday that he was concerned that removing a requirement the land only be used for community or educational purposes allowed windfall gains to be made and that a "connected insider" was benefiting.
He told The Border Mail he raised the matter in Parliament to aid transparency.
"I feel this is a good platform to speak out, with IBAC no-one would talk about it, with this at least people are able to quote what I've said in Parliament," Mr Quilty said.
"If council does not want things said, they should try and be a bit more transparent themselves."
In March 2018, when the change was debated by the then Cr Quilty and others he supported the move on the basis of encouraging development.
Mr Quilty said his suspicions were raised by then chief executive Patience Harrington and planning and infrastructure director Leon Schultz having an indirect conflict of interest "due to their friendship with potential purchaser of the land".
The council said this week it was advised by the Department of Finance it could not identify the buyer of the land due to the Privacy Act.